• WWE Was Planning A Reboot Of League Of Nations, Wrestlers Who Were Going To Be A Part Of It Revealed
During a recent appearance on Shoot Conversations with Chris Hero, former WWE Superstar Mojo Rawley talked about WWE wanting to reboot the League Of Nations stable.
Here’s what the former 7-time 24/7 Champion said:
“My most recent Mania, I’m doing the heel thing and I tagged with Cesaro and [Shinsuke Nakamura]. They liked that. They were talking about that being a new League of Nations and I was going to be the mouthpiece of it.
Who knows how much that was going to be a thing. I’m doing my heel work, then the 24/7 stuff was around there, then I moved SmackDown and I was immediately hyped up babyface to bring in Rob [Gronkowski] and we had big plans that didn’t materialize because of the pandemic he went back to football.
They put me right back to being a heel immediately and I was flip-flopping every week.”
The League of Nations originally consisted of Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev & King Barrett.
They lasted for 5 months, from November 2015 to April 2016. Their most famous moment was getting laid out by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels & Mick Foley at WrestleMania 32.
Sheamus & Rusev noted in interviews that this stable was only created to get Roman Reigns over as a babyface.
Here’s what Sheamus said:
“The whole League of Nations thing wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea for those of us involved, it didn’t do any of us any favours.”
“Theoretically, on paper, it could have been the best faction in history, but they never had a chance. They were there to be a punching bag for Roman Reigns, which is okay. We did great, we built him up and he went on to win the [WWE] Title [at WrestleMania 32], so we did our job right.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 7, 2000) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured matches on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 2000’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Just Joe vs. Essa Rios
– Gangrel vs. Perry Saturn
– T&A vs. J.R. Ryder & Vincent Goodnight
– Dean Malenko & Crash Holly vs. Lo Down